At Ophir School, we strive to ensure that our students are receiving the best possible education available. We focus on teaching to the Federal and State standards to achieve this goal. Below are scores concerning Ophir's academic performance and links to outside resources for more information.
The API is the benchmark for school's academic performance. Established in the California Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999, the school's API score measures the academic performance and growth on a variety of academic measures. The state mandate for each school is to receive a score of 800 or above by the year 2014.
The STAR Program's responsibility is to administer a standardized assessment to all students in California to ensure that the educational goals set forth in recent federal and state legislation are being fulfilled. Each student is given the California Standards Test (CST) and the California Achievement Test (CAT/6).
The CST measures the progress toward California's state-adopted academic content standards, which describe what students should know and be able to do in each grade and subject tested. The CAT/6 focuses on assessing the students' progress toward the national standards, and provides a basis to compare California schools to schools across the nation.